Train Cemetery, Bolivia

The old train cemetery is situated about 2 kilometers south from the center of Uyuni (a small town in southwest Bolivia, near the giant salt lake). The town of Uyuni used to be a very important central exchanging point for freight trains traveling west to the Pacific Ocean navel ports. Most trains were used by the mining companies and were carrying mainly tin and tungsten which were over 70 percent of Bolivia’s exports till the 1940’s (During World War II, Allied forces depended heavily on tin exported from Bolivia). Later on during the 1940’s, the mining industry collapsed in Bolivia, Many trains were deserted to rust in its final, isolated, resting place the Uyuni train cemetery. There were some suggestions to open a museum out of rusty cemetery but funding was never available, nowadays it still attracts tourists and supply great photo ops due to the beautiful blue sky, white desert sand and the contrast of the neglected deteriorating vehicles and machinery.

For more information visit Wikipedia –  Uyuni- Train cemetery

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Train Cemetery, Bolivia

Train Cemetery, Bolivia

 

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Train Cemetery

Train Cemetery

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Train Cemetery, Bolivia

Train Cemetery, Bolivia

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Train Cemetery, traks

Train Cemetery, traks

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Train Cemetery, inside a train

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